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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer book

Feeling Afraid – 5th January 2016

Lord God, if at any time today I feel afraid, give me new courage and the sense that you are close. If I am tempted to do wrong or to say a hasty word, hold me back. If I am inclined to judge another person harshly, stop me from doing it. Help me to live like Jesus. In his name.  AMEN.

Time – 4th January 2016

Lord, help me to make good use of my time today. As the years of my life slip away, let your Spirit make me a good and faithful steward of the hours, the minutes and the seconds. Help me to be careful in the choice of how to spend the time and disciplined in the way I use it.  In Christ’s name I ask it.  AMEN.

Celebrating Birthdays – 3rd January 2016

Lord, I pray for all who celebrate their birthday today. Enable them to look back with gratitude on the good years that are past and to put their trust in you for all that lies ahead. Prompt them to count not just the candles on the cake, but the blessings they enjoy. In Christ’s name.  AMEN.

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

A FAMILY VISIT

“Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, together with Moses’ sons and wife, came to him in the desert, where he was camped near the mountain of God”.

Ex 18:5 NIV

We all like to have our family around us. We derive love and support from them. A child who represents his school at some sport wants his parents there to see him play and to cheer him on. The child doesn’t see the rest of the crowd. And family are more likely to make encouraging comments than others. They are “on our side”.

As the Israelites trekked across the Sinai desert Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses came to see him. He brought his daughter, who was Moses’ wife, and their two sons. Moses had previously arranged for these family members to stay with Jethro. Jethro lived on the eastern side of the Sinai desert, and Moses and the Israelites were moving down the western side. There was some system of messages between them. The visit must have brought much joy to Moses, and no doubt this was reciprocated by the boys and Zipporah, Jethro’s daughter and Moses’ wife.

Christian parents will want to provide their children with family presence and support. In some circumstances this may be difficult, but the principle applies. Likewise husbands and wives will make every effort to remain together so that they can both support each other as well as the children. This principle should be the determining factor when decisions about employment are made. Family get-togethers with the wider family are also important when the opportunity arises for celebrations and anniversaries. God has given us families. Thank him for them. And glorify him in them.

PRAYER THOUGHT

Lord, thank you for our family and help us to stay together and be together.


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